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Tim Geithner and the Return of Moon-Yogurt Accounting

skywalker58 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:40 PM
Have Republicans proposed invading either country? No. Do we need to keep Iran from developing the capability to make nuclear weapons? Absolutely. Is saying we will save money by not spending it on military invations a legitimate spending reduction. Heck NO! Just as saying a reduction in the rate of spending increases is a spending reduction is smoke and mirrors, the ghost money "saving" are bogus. The negotiating trick of Democrats saying we'll negotiate spending cuts after Republicans approve of tax increases is like Lucy yanking the football from Charlie Brown just as he tries to kick it. It has been done multiple times, but the Demcrats still expect Republicans to go along.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has had a rough few days.  Late last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell laughed in his face when he presented President Obama's breathtaking fiscal cliff "deal" -- which raises taxes by $1.6 trillion, abolishes the debt limit (!), spends tens of billions on a new stimulus (!!), and offers no specific or guaranteed spending reductions to speak of.  Then Geithner appeared on Fox News Sunday to defend the proposal, and things went...not so well.  When host Chris Wallace pilloried his claim of illusory "savings" on war spending, Geithner was flummoxed (via